Mike's Big Book of Songs

Songbird

song bird in a golden cage
she'd prefer the blue
how i crave the liquor of her song
poor bird who has done no harm
what harm could she do
she shall be my prisoner her life long

my songbird wants her freedom
now don't you think i know
but i can't find it in myself
to let my songbird go
i just can't let her go

o lord when your jeweler's eye
peers into my soul
o lord i am overcome with shame
take me lord and purify
heal me with your word
o i beg a gift i dare not claim

my songbird wants her freedom
now don't you think i know
but i can't find it in myself
to let my songbird go
i just can't let her go

© Jesse Winchester

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